Lonely Planet names San Juan Islands to world’s Top 10 cycling routes | Cycling

Lonely Planet has announced its newest “Best in Travel” lists, ranking the San Juan Islands on its list of “World’s Top 10 Cycling Routes.” These results are featured in the book "Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2010," available in book stores now.

  • Nov 17th, 2009

Will cheer for donations; Tiger cheerleaders raising money to pay for trip to championship game

The Friday Harbor Tiger cheerleaders will visit businesses and homes upon request to cheer for donations Nov. 12 and 13, after 3 p.m., to raise money for their trip to the Senior Football Championship Game this week. The game is Nov. 14, 4 p.m., in Mount Vernon. It will be an overnight trip.

  • Nov 11th, 2009

Senior Tigers defeat Sedro-Woolley 46-22; advance to title game vs. Burlington | Football

In 2008, Sedro-Woolley beat Friday Harbor’s sixth- and seventh-grade junior team in the championship. In 2009, those same Tigers — now comprising the junior and senior teams — hoped to counter the defeat in the championships again. The Junior Tigers came up short in a valiant effort. The No. 2-ranked Juniors faced No. 3-ranked Anacortes Seahawks first at Nugent Field in Oak Harbor, Saturday. Outnumbered 2 to 1 in players, fans and cheerleaders, the Juniors were on the same field where the Seniors came from behind to win Oct. 31.

  • Nov 11th, 2009

D’Arcy and ‘Martha’ win Round the County race | Along the Waterfront

Miles McCoy, the senior past commodore of the Orcas Island Yacht Club, crewed in “Martha,” probably the oldest active sailing vessel on the Salish Sea, in the Round the County Race 2009 this last weekend. I first met Miles some years back at the Orcas Island Yacht Club after a local race in which I noticed that he was the skipper of the catboat “Sharon L,” which had narrowly beat me out of a place inches from the line. Further discussion disclosed that I had chartered her in 1942 for a honeymoon!

Wolverines suffer season-ending loss at King’s, 42-15 | Football

The Knights of King's High School took control early on, tallied six touchdowns and bounced Friday Harbor out of post-season play with a 42-15 victory at home Thursday in the opening round of the District 1 playoffs

  • Nov 7th, 2009

Wolverines’ soccer season ends in 1-0 loss to Lynden Christian | Soccer

The Friday Harbor Wolverines lost 1-0 to Lynden Christian at Oak Harbor Saturday, ending a season that included a league title, a long string of shutouts and a 12-6 record.

  • Nov 2nd, 2009

Wolverines lose by a field goal, 3-0, to Lynden Christian | Football

The last time Lynden Christian and Friday Harbor met on the football field, the game was settled by three points, a Reid Bode field goal. Ah, but that game was 23-20, settled in overtime. Friday night? Again settled by a Bode field goal. But this time, it was the only three points of the whole game.

  • Oct 31st, 2009

Do-or-die time for Wolverines after opening-round playoff loss | Soccer

There's no margin of error left for the Wolverines. Outplayed in its post-season opener, the Friday Harbor soccer team tumbled into the consolation bracket of the District 1 playoffs after falling to Meridian 3-1 Thursday in Oak Harbor. The Wolverines face Lynden Christian (4-13) at Mount Vernon High School on Saturday in a must-win situation, and with the season on the line.

Wolverines fall to La Conner in regular-season finale | Volleyball

The Friday Harbor volleyball team staked out new territory with a landmark performance in its regular-season finale Tuesday at home against league-leading La Conner. Though the visiting Braves, undefeated in league play, at 11-0, claimed the best-of-five-game match with three consecutive wins, Game 2 was up for grabs up until the very end.

Post-season play begins today for the Friday Harbor soccer team | Soccer

Post-season play begins today for the Friday Harbor soccer team. The Wolverines (13-4), who defeated La Conner Wednesday for the Northwest 1A/2B title, enter the District 1 playoffs as the Northwest region's top-seeded team. They can clinch a berth at the upcoming Tri-District playoffs with a victory in their first match at districts.

  • Oct 29th, 2009

Fund-raiser for Friday Harbor sailing team | Sailing

The San Juan Island Sailing Foundation and the San Juan Island High School Sailing Team are presenting a jambalaya feast in traditional New Orleans style Tuesday, 5:30 p.m., in the San Juan Island Yacht Club.

  • Oct 28th, 2009

Tennis team ousted from post-season | Tennis

The 2009 season came to an abrupt end for the Friday Harbor tennis team as Coupeville swept the district championships Oct. 21 in Friday Harbor.

  • Oct 28th, 2009

Volleyball Wolverines stung by Hurricanes | Volleyball

Another loss to the starting lineup took its toll as the Wolverines faltered at home in a four-game loss Oct. 20 to Mount Vernon Christian. The Wolverines (2-9 league, 2-12 overall) got a boost with the return of senior Ali Wade and junior Rachel Hay to a starting rotation that’s been snake-bit by injuries and illnesses from the start of the season.

  • Oct 28th, 2009

Wolverines fall to Meridian at Homecoming, 18-6 | Football

Big plays and a sturdy defense put the Wolverines in position to pull off a come-from-behind win. But Friday Harbor’s comeback bid came to abrupt halt with less than three minutes left in regulation as Meridian pocketed an 18-6 victory on a Friday on rain-soaked and mud-caked field in Friday Harbor.

Friday Harbor wins second consecutive league title, headed to post-season | Soccer

The Wolverines eked out a tough 1-0 victory over La Conner today to secure their second successive League Championship and earn their first bye ever in post-season play. The only goal of the match was scored by Alex Freeman, who put in an Emma Ytander rebound in the third minute. The defense was pushed to the limit for the remainder of the game but did not break.

Tigers face Arlington in playoff opener | Football

The Friday Harbor Tigers are playoff bound. The Senior Tigers, who finished an eight-game regular-season schedule at 6-2, will face the Arlington Eagles (5-2) in the first-round of the North Cascade Youth Football League playoffs. The top eight teams out of the 10-team league qualify for post-season play.

  • Oct 28th, 2009

Two of three Tiger football teams headed into playoffs | Football

Two of three Tiger football teams are headed into the playoffs of the North Cascade Youth Football League. The freshman team (ages 8-10) with a season record of 1-6, will not advance. They ended their season with a 24-12 loss to South Whidbey.

  • Oct 27th, 2009

Rain-soaked Wolverines down Nooksack Valley, 2-1 | Soccer

The Wolverines bested a deluge and a determined Nooksack Valley squad to tally a 2-1 victory Saturday on a rain-soaked field at home in Friday Harbor.

Wolverines humbled by Nooksack Valley, 52-0 |Football

The Wolverines, in what's proven to be a roller-ride of a season, headed way off course in a 52-0 loss on the road Friday at Nooksack Valley.

Upset bid fails as Friday Harbor falls to Crusaders | Volleyball

The Wolverines, plagued this season by injuries and illnesses, turned in what may have been their best performance of the year as a patchwork lineup gave a talented Shoreline Christian squad all it could handle despite coming out on the losing end of three consecutive games Tuesday in Turnbull Gym.

Make that No. 7: Another shutout for Friday Harbor Wolverines | Soccer

Two different Friday Harbor soccer teams took the field against North Sound Christian Tuesday at home. The first team seemed to find every possible way to not score despite outshooting their opponents 50-2, allowing the first half to end 0-0. A bit of coaching "encouragement" perhaps helped turn things around for the final 40 minutes.

  • Oct 14th, 2009

Lynden Christian edges past Friday Harbor in OT to win 23-20

Friday Harbor was defeated by Lynden Christian in overtime 23-20. Lynden Christian senior Reid Bode propelled the Lyncs to victory with a 27-yard field goal.

  • Oct 11th, 2009

Friday Harbor rebounds with 3-0 win in Concrete | Soccer

Not a pretty win, but a win nonetheless. The Wolverines beat Concrete 3-0 Thursday at Concrete, shaking off a streak-ending 2-1 loss at La Conner a week earlier.

  • Oct 9th, 2009

Doubles team lifts Wolverines out of the cellar | Tennis

Friday Harbor’s Alex Jangard and Brent Sandifer carried the Wolverines to a third-place finish as four teams squared off Saturday in a combined singles and doubles tournament at the tennis courts in Friday Harbor.

  • Oct 9th, 2009

‘Wow’ of a win: 56-0; Brett Paul extends PAT record to 16-of-16 | Football

The Friday Harbor football team hit another peak in its roller-coaster season with a 56-0 rout Saturday on the road over Seattle Lutheran. This one was never close, as the Wolverines led 35-0 at intermission and cruised to victory in the final 24 minutes of play.

Volleyball team hopes to reboot its season vs. upcoming opponents | Volleyball

Dogged by injuries and far from home, the Friday Harbor volleyball team tumbled in three straight as La Conner collected a lopsided win at home Oct. 1 and remained undefeated in league play. The Wolverines, who lost 6-foot junior Kelsey Barnes to a season-ending injury before the start of the 2009 campaign, were without senior setter Kayla Marvulli, injured and unable to play, and had a single substitute on the bench.

Bacon in ‘Got to Run’ wins Mitchell Bay regatta | Along the Waterfront

The third annual Mitchell Bay International Regatta took off last Saturday in what was to be the best regatta ever. The two-day event, with nine boats sailing out of Mitchell Bay into Haro Strait, began with winds of force 3, increasing to force 4 in the afternoon. Most of us should have reefed right at the start, but past experience led us to think the winds would die shortly in the afternoon. Ah, not so this time.

Soccer team’s streak ends in La Conner | Soccer

Friday Harbor lost to La Conner 2-1 at La Conner Oct. 1, ending a six-game winning streak that included 501 consecutive minutes without yielding a goal. “The Wolverines played well but the Braves wanted it more this time in this long-standing friendly rivalry,” Friday Harbor Head Coach Mark Fishaut said.

  • Oct 9th, 2009

Passing of the torch: Puget Sound Anglers assume leadership of Einar Nielsen/Becky Barr Fishing Derby; Larry Anderson wins this year’s event

It’s a 25-year tradition that hasn’t stopped gaining support and momentum: The Einar Nielsen-Becky Barr Fishing Derby, hosted each September by Roche Harbor and hundreds of volunteers, with thousands of dollars worth of donated prizes. "This isn’t just a fishing derby — it’s an ongoing culture of fun and special people coming together to help out Friday Harbor High School kids to get to the next educational level,” said Tim Judkins, for 25 years the chairman of the derby/fund-raiser.

Darren Black ties for 11th at Northwest Open Invitational | Golf

San Juan Golf and Country Club pro Darren Black tied for 11th in the Northwest Open Invitational, played at par 72 Meadow Springs Country Club in Richland Sept. 19-23. PGA professional Mike Schoner of Lakeview Golf and Country Club in Soap Lake won the 105th annual tournament in a playoff against professional Brandon Kearney of Bend Golf and Country Club. Both shot a three-day total of 208 — 8 under par — after 54 holes which forced the playoff.

  • Sep 28th, 2009

Nooksack Valley Pioneers overrun Friday Harbor 49-7 | Football

The Nooksack Valley Pioneers came to Friday Harbor not only to play football, but to set some records as well. The Pioneers overran the Wolverines 49-6.

  • Sep 28th, 2009

Wolverines defeat Meridian 2-0, first defeat of powerhouse in four seasons | Girls Soccer

The Friday Harbor Wolverines girls soccer team defeated Meridian 2-0 Saturday at Meridian – the first defeat of the perennial powerhouse in four seasons. The Wolverines improved to 6-2 overall. Emma Ytander again led the team, scoring an unassisted goal in the third minute. Mandy Turnbull completed the scoring in the 38th minute, off an assist from Rhianna Franklin who was playing in an unaccustomed role as a striker.

  • Sep 27th, 2009

Friday Harbor and Nooksack Valley kickoff tonight at 6 p.m.

Kickoff for tonight's home game between the Friday Harbor football team and the Nooksack Valley Pioneers is 6 p.m., one hour earlier than previously scheduled.

  • Sep 25th, 2009

Two more big wins for Wolverines | Girls soccer

Ten Wolverines contributed to the team's 7-0 defeat of Mount Vernon Christian on the road Thursday. With the win, the Wolverines improved to 5-2 overall — four of the wins have been shutouts. Next, the Wolverines travel Saturday to Meridian; game time is noon.

  • Sep 25th, 2009

Friday Harbor grabs one game, but falls to Orcas in four | Volleyball

Down by two and with their backs against the wall, the Friday Harbor volleyball team fought its way back in Tuesday's inter-island match at home against Orcas by tallying a win in a hotly-contested Game 3.

Boys Basketball League registration deadline Oct. 2

Now is the time to register for Island Rec’s Boys Basketball League, open to boys in grades 4-8. The deadline to register is Oct. 2, with team practices beginning the week of Oct. 26. All games are played on San Juan Island on Sunday afternoons. Volunteer coaches and officials are needed.

  • Sep 23rd, 2009

Cumming wins first place in his division at the 2009 Back to the Courts Fall Kickoff racquetball tournament

Bill Cumming of San Juan Fitness won first place in the Men's Singles B Division at the 2009 Washington Back to the Courts Fall Kickoff racquetball tournament, Friday at Bally's Total Fitness in Lynnwood.

  • Sep 22nd, 2009

Friday Harbor 6, North Sound Christian 0 | Girls soccer

Clara Brand and Lola Elford teamed up for two of Friday Harbor's six goals in the Wolverines' 6-0 defeat of North Sound Christian, Sept. 17 at North Sound Christian.

  • Sep 19th, 2009

Wolverines score 28 in third quarter en route to 49-12 defeat of La Conner | Football

Shaky at the start, the Wolverines put up 28 points in the second quarter, tallied three more touchdowns after the break, and ran away with a 49-12 victory over La Conner Friday at home under the lights. With the win, Friday Harbor improved to 2-1 overall thanks to its second straight victory over a familiar Division 2B foe. The Wolverines defeated Orcas 21-14 in overtime to open the season with a win, and then fell a week ago to Division 1A regional rival Meridian, 43-6.

  • Sep 19th, 2009

Friday Harbor cruises past Concrete for first win of the season | Volleyball

No one expected Concrete to put up much of a fight. And the Wolverines made sure expectations weren't exceeded with a crushing victory in three-straight over the Lions in their home-opener Tuesday in Turnbull Gym. The Wolverines posted winning scores of 25-10, 25-16, 25-6, in a match up of league opponents that wasn't as close as game scores might reflect. They led from start to finish and were never tested against an inexperienced Concrete squad that's been a fixture at the bottom of the league in recent years.